Woman confuses accelerator for brake, goes through parking lot wall

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When women get behind the wheel of a car, stereotypes are enforced. It’s the same all over the world, well except for possibly some Middle Eastern countries where women are not allowed to drive – probably due to stereotypes. Something makes me think that this Guandong based gentleman will no be allowing his wife behind the wheel of his last generation Mazda6 anytime soon, apparently when parking the Ma6 the female driver got confused between the accelerator and the brake pedal which resulted in her shooting through the wall as if her Mazda was the tumbler from the Batman movie franchise.

Remarkably, there doesn’t seem to be much damage to the front end of the 6, so perhaps she has to thank terribly poor construction practices for saving her from a major repair bill.

About the author  ⁄ FrankF

Frank entered the automotive industry via his father's instructions. He grew up with cars around him, especially as his father was a major auto restorer, Frank's childhood was spent passing beers, tools and coffee to his father whilst he explained the ins and outs of engines. Frank now works in the Chinese car industry at a specific manufacturer.


  • M0L0TOV
    November 11, 2011

    This is a fairly common occurence in Florida. Usually, the brake/accelerator confusion is attributed to the elderly over here.

  • Rick in China
    November 12, 2011

    I’m absolutely astonished at the lack of damage…even if it was a shoddy wall – it may be hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like there is no denting, even the license plate is still straight and attached! My license plate *RIPPED* off my car at the point where the screws attach the metal (screws still in!) after driving ferociously through the Chengdu July 3rd 2011 rainstorm, thru like 2-3 feet of water.

  • Gerald
    November 23, 2011

    It looks like whomever built that wall skimped on the mortar.

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